Atlanta United FC Overview

Fast facts

League: MLS

Head Coach: Gonzalo Pineda

Team Mascot: Trainy McTrainface

Year Opened: 2017

Capacity: 42500

City / State: Atlanta / GA

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Atlanta United FC vs Orlando City

Rival Team: Orlando City SC

Having just joined MLS, Atlanta United doesn’t have any real rivals yet, but Orlando City is the closest team geographically, so you’ll find lots of fans of both teams making the trip when these two play. The budding rivalry between these two Southeast teams may someday be one of the best in the league, so get your tickets when Orlando City comes to town so you can say you were there at the beginning.

Atlanta United FC Tailgate Guide


Atlanta United may have just joined Major League Soccer, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find an incredible pregame atmosphere when attending an Atlanta United game. The area surrounding Bobby Dodd Stadium is buzzing with excitement on game days, and you can feel the love and pride Atlantans have for this team.

Before making the trip to Atlanta sign up for one of the supporter groups, so you can take part in their incredible tailgate parties. Atlanta United has four supporters groups: Footie Mob, The Faction, Resurgence, and Terminus Legion and each one of them throw an incredible pregame party.

Being that this is Atlanta, you’ll find lots of traditional tailgating full of delicious barbecue. Southerners know how to tailgate as can be seen by what goes on during Saturdays in the fall, so don’t hesitate to take part in the pregame fun when attending an Atlanta United game.


Pregame March

Join the Atlanta United supporters groups in their march to Bobby Dodd Stadium. The march is an excellent way to show off your Atlanta United pride and a great way to meet some fellow fans, so take part in the fun.

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The Varsity

Atlanta United is playing at Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium, so make sure to check out The Varsity. The restaurant originally opened by a former Georgia Tech student primarily caters to Tech students and is famous for its quick service and ability to get fans to the game on time. If you’re looking for a quick bite to eat before an Atlanta United game, look no further than The Varsity.

Footie Mob, The Faction, Resurgence, and Terminus Legion Tailgates

The Atlanta United supporter groups throw some incredible tailgate parties, so join one of the groups. These tailgates offer food, drinks, friendship, and much more making them a great place to party before the game.

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Where to tailgate

Atlanta United FC Stadium Guide

In Game

If you’ve ever wanted to watch a soccer game in one of the most historic venues in college football, then you’ll be in luck when attending an Atlanta United game. During their inaugural season Atlanta United are playing at Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium, so take the opportunity to see one the oldest venues in college football as well as some excellent MLS action.

In addition to being able to see one of the oldest and most historic stadiums in college football, you’ll also experience what it feels like to be a part of one of the best crowds at any Atlanta sporting event. Atlantans have already taken to United despite the fact the team has just joined Major League Soccer, and there are already several supporter groups surrounding the club. The supporter groups are filled with die-hard fans who provide an incredible atmosphere inside Bobby Dodd Stadium that will have you wanting to come back soon.

Things to check out

Bobby Dodd Stadium

Bobby Dodd Stadium is a unique place to watch a football or soccer game as it is the oldest continuously used football stadium in the Southern United States. The stadium also has a one of a kind location as not only is it on the Georgia Tech campus it is also set right downtown in Atlanta. Bobby Dodd Stadium is a great place to catch a game, and a must see for all true college football fans.

Supporter Groups

Supporter Groups - Despite having just joined the league, Atlanta United has not one but four major supporter groups. Footie Mob, The Faction, Resurgence, and Terminus Legion all do an incredible job of showing their support for the team on game day and make Bobby Dodd Stadium a tough venue for any opponent.

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Number 17

Before Atlanta United even kicked off their first game, the club retired the number 17 in honor of the fans. The gesture is an excellent way for the club to show how much the fans mean to them.

Atlanta United FC Bars & Restaurants

  1. Majestic Diner


    Landmark diner serving classics including blue-plate specials & grits 24/7 since 1929.

    1031 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  2. Mountain Biscuits

    Thirsty Dog Pub and Grille

    Quaint, old-school country kitchen supplying down-home Southern breakfasts until afternoon.

    1718 Old 41 Hwy NW, Marietta, GA 30060, USA


    Bar website

    cafe - $

  3. Fox Brothers BBQ

    Fox Bros BBQ

    Texan brothers' slow-roast ribs, pulled pork & Southern sides in an informal space with a patio.

    1238 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  4. Flip Burger Boutique

    Flip Burger

    Leave your typical burger joint notions at the door. They take the American classic and flip it on its head to deliver a unique culinary experience on a bun.

    1587 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. Fat Matt’s Rib Shack

    House of Wings Sportsbar Beer 3rd Base Sports Bar Beer Kilroys Beer

    No-frills counter-service beer & BBQ joint with nightly live blues music.

    1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $

  6. Farm Burger

    Farm Burger

    Casual-chic spot has counter service for grass-fed beef burgers, fries, veggie options, beer & wine.

    410 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  7. Publik


    Publik Draft House is a bar whose mission is to provide guests with a warm and fun environment.

    654 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. The Nook


    Tater tots with toppings are on the menu at popular neighborhood bar with park views.

    1144 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. Cypress Street Pint and Plate

    Mike Speedway Lounge Beer Northstar Bar and Grill Beer Shipleys Tavern Beer Press Box Sports Bar Beer

    A rotating lineup of beers on tap pairs with hearty American grub at a relaxed tavern with a patio.

    817 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  10. Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery

    Max Lager's

    Fresh, natural and varied are the themes of the menus of Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery.

    320 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Taco Mac Metropolis

    Taco Mac

    Branch of a sports grill chain offering Buffalo wings, chili, sandwiches & lots of draft beer.

    933 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  12. Taqueria del Sol

    Tacqueria Del Sol

    Local counter-serve chain offering a short menu of soft tacos & enchiladas in a relaxed space.

    1200 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $

  13. Sublime Doughnuts

    Sublime Doughnuts

    Eat one that's worth it.

    535 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  14. Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand

    Delias Chicken Sausage Stand

    Counter-serve spot with outdoor tables serves all-natural chicken sausage hot dogs & sliders

    489 Moreland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  15. Antico Pizza

    Antico Pizza

    Busy family-run pizzeria near Georgia Tech known for brick-oven pies, with communal seating & BYOB.

    1093 Hemphill Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  16. The Vortex

    The Vortex

    The Vortex’s award-winning food, extensive selection of booze and lively, non-conformist atmosphere keep their loyal fans coming back for more.

    878 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  17. The Varsity


    Whether you have a school group out on a field trip, or taking a tour group to see the Braves, The Varsity is the fun, fast, and delicious place to stop.

    61 North Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  18. Hooters


    Sports bar & grill chain famous for chicken wings served by waitresses in short shorts.

    209 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  19. Park Bar

    Park Bar

    Atlanta's Park Bar is famous for giving Detroit sports fans the most memorable experiences.

    150 Walton St, Atlanta, GA 30303


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  20. Hard Rock Cafe

    Hard Rock Cafe

    Rock ’n’ roll-themed chain with a high-energy vibe serving burgers & American classics.

    215 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA


    Bar website

    american - cafe - $$

  21. Sidebar


    Upscale sports bar (known for its Cuban sandwiches) with pool & games playing on multiple TVs.

    79 Poplar St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  22. Der Biergarten

    Der Biergarten beer

    Pretzels & other traditional German eats draw a crowd to this spacious beer garden & restaurant.

    300 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  23. Marlow’s Tavern

    Marlows Tavern

    Local bar & grill chain offering a classic setting for American pub fare & sports on TV.

    950 W Peachtree St NW #215, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  24. Atlanta Braves All Star Grill

    Atlanta Braves All Star Grill

    A one-of-a-kind restaurant, the Braves All Star Grill represents the intersection of Atlanta’s heritage.

    200 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  25. Elliott Street Deli & Pub

    Elliott Street Deli and Pub

    Pub serving deli sandwiches in turn-of-the-century building with patio & a live venue downstairs.

    51 Elliott St SW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  26. Smoke Ring

    Smoke Ring hotdog

    Rustic-chic smokehouse offering contemporary barbecue, Southern sides & cocktails in a sleek space.

    309 Nelson St SW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  27. Slice Downtown

    Slice Downtown

    Industrial-chic standby serving inventive NYC-style pizza & Italian bites with beer & wine.

    85 Poplar St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  28. Hudson Grille

    Hudson Grille

    Local sports-bar chain serving a menu of burgers, wings, steaks & seafood in a stylish setting.

    942 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  29. Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria

    Maxs Coal Oven Pizzeria pizza

    Downtown warehouse-type space where a coal-burning oven turns out crispy pies.

    300 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  30. White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails

    White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails burger

    Airy, modern-rustic hangout serving Southern-tinged New American fare & specialty cocktails.

    270 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  31. Alma Cocina

    Alma Cocina

    Inventive Mexican fare with regional influences & Latin-inspired cocktails in a stylish setting.

    191 Peachtree Tower, 191 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  32. Thrive


    American food, sushi & creative cocktails in a lounge-like dining room & bar with modern decor.

    Centennial Tower, 101 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA


    Bar website

    american - asian - $$

  33. Daddy D’z BBQ Joynt

    Daddy Dz BBQ Joyn

    Casual Southern destination with a wide variety of barbecue & sides dishes up huge plates of food.

    264 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  34. Sun Dial Restaurant

    Sun Dial Restaurant

    Spinning hotel restaurant & bar with 360-degree views of the city & frequent live jazz.

    210 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  35. The Brewhouse Cafe


    Atlanta's premier soccer bar.

    401 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  36. Dantanna’s Downtown


    Dantanna’s prepares everything from scratch and only uses the highest quality ingredients to ensure a memorable dining experience.

    3400 Around Lenox Rd #304, Atlanta, GA 30326, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  37. No Mas! Cantina


    Mexican food & margaritas are accompanied by that distinct Mexican vibe

    180 Walker St SW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  38. Allora


    Boutique hotel restaurant serving seasonal Italian dishes & drinks in a sleek, contemporary setting.

    361 17th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30363, USA


    Bar website

    italian - cafe - $$

  39. Paschal’s


    The most soulful food just for everyone.

    180 Northside Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$